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Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip from Prague with Lunch in Tavern

1. Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip from Prague with Lunch in Tavern

On this 10-hour tour from Prague, you’ll travel by modern air-conditioned bus to Český Krumlov. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the history of the town as you take in the top monuments and attractions. Stop to enjoy lunch at a tavern (depending on option selected), with a vegetarian option available. After lunch, you’ll have free time to explore the city and browse the gift shops before visiting the second largest chateau in the Czech Republic. Admire the chateau’s stunning Baroque gardens and its unique revolving auditorium. After the tour, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or in the city center.

Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip from Prague

2. Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip from Prague

Enjoy a scenic ride from Prague through the southern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. You’ll arrive first at Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features over 300 historic buildings. The town is dominated by a huge castle and the church of St. Vitus. On this full-day excursion, you’ll visit the historical center of Cesky Krumlov and tour the Castle. Continue on to Ceske Budejovice and see its unique historic square, lined with Renaissance and Baroque houses. After a full day exploring Southern Bohemia, sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague. Please note that the castle is closed from 1 November to 31 March.

From Prague: Český Krumlov and Holašovice Guided Tour

3. From Prague: Český Krumlov and Holašovice Guided Tour

Escape the busy city of Prague and see what else the Czech Republic has to offer. Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you travel through rolling countryside to discover the beautiful and laid-back atmosphere of South Bohemia. The first stop of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage Listed town of Český Krumlov, which dates back to the 13th century. Enjoy a guided tour through the town's charming cobblestone streets, and admire the cozy and traditional style architecture. Pass over the meandering Vltava River and soak up the quaint atmosphere of this history-rich location. Continue the tour to the village of Holašovice, another UNESCO listed location. Marvel at and learn about the village’s picturesque architecture, which is nicknamed Peasant Baroque. Spend some time wandering around the village, watching the locals going about their day and imagining what life was like here throughout the course of history. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of South Bohemia and take breath of fresh air before returning to Prague.

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Český Krumlov

4. From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov, a medieval town in South Bohemia, retains its fairytale-like atmosphere even today, and it will be easy to see why UNESCO included the town on its list of cultural heritage sites. Your guide will lead you along the narrow, winding streets of the historical center, where you’ll be able to admire the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings of the Rožmberk, Eggenberg, and Schwarzenberg noble families. Tour the famed castle, the second largest in the Czech Republic (tickets can be bought on site). You’ll see centuries-old furniture, artwork, tapestries, and exquisitely adorned weapons, and also the world’s oldest, well-preserved Baroque theater.

Cesky Krumlov: Private 2-Hour City Walking Tour

5. Cesky Krumlov: Private 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Learn about the Old Town of Cesky Krumlov: a unique spiritual location with legendary historical figures and ancient houses. Learn of the people and legends that make this town so unique, and hear the story of this special UNESCO-protected town. Explore the labyrinth of cobbled medieval streets, hidden nooks and perhaps a few surprises. Our 2-hour tour is packed full of the best sites and sounds of this remarkable town. We will walk in the town and castle area, seeing sites such as Jesuit's former hall of resident's, Gothic church of St. Vit and the former town brewery. Explore these sites and many more on our private Cesky Krumlov city walking tour.

Český Krumlov: Wooden Raft River Cruise

6. Český Krumlov: Wooden Raft River Cruise

Relax and see some of Český Krumlov’s most famous landmarks as you sail down the Vltava River on a 50-minute cruise with aboard a wooden raft with live commentary and a complimentary drink of your choice. Depart from Parkán Port and drift along the Vltava river and marvel at the Jewish Synagogue of Český Krumlov, the Church of St. Vitus, K, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum, the Krumlov Castle, and the city's historic brewery. Be accompanied by two skippers who will provide you with live commentary about the places you will see along the scenic route. Stop at the port of the Krumlovské Benátky, which translates to Venice of Krumlov, and enjoy a complimentary drink of your choice including beer, wine, soft drink, tea, or coffee.

Cesky Krumlov Private Day Trip from Prague

7. Cesky Krumlov Private Day Trip from Prague

One of Bohemia's prettiest towns, Cesky Krumlov is a living gallery of elegant Renaissance-era buildings housing charming cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, and galleries. In 1992, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the convenience of a licensed professional tour guide, get acquainted with Cesky Krumlov. The town has been bustling since medieval times, and the historical center is exquisitely preserved. Then, march off to Krumlov Castle for a taste of the Renaissance. Krumlov Castle is the second biggest in Bohemia, after Prague Castle. This jewel attracts visitors from all over the world. (The castle is closed from 31st October - 21st March; we can visit the town of Ceske Budejovice along the way instead). Later, dine at one of the local pubs or restaurants for lunch, where you can enjoy the local beer, Eggenberg. You can explore at your own pace, saving time for souvenir shopping if you wish. If you are finished early, you also have the option of adding the nearby town of Ceske Budejovice or the Hluboka Castle to your tour.

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

8. From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

Join this full-day trip from Prague that features tours of the historic center of Česky Krumlov and its castle and museum. Visit a town that seems to have been lifted from a fairy tale. Česky Krumlov, located about 170 kilometers from Prague, is nestled in the beautiful countryside of southern Bohemia, with lovely views along the Vltava River. The UNESCO-listed town center features over 300 historic houses and the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic, complete with magnificent baroque gardens. Visit the unique theater with a rotating auditorium. Česky Krumlov has preserved its medieval atmosphere, as you’ll experience when you walk along the picturesque narrow streets, where you’ll find shops filled with handmade souvenirs. At one time, the castle was the seat of important noble families, including the Rosenbergs, Eggenbergs, and Schwarzenbergs. The oldest baroque theater in the world is part of the castle as well.

From Prague: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

9. From Prague: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

You are invited to visit the picturesque medieval town of Český Krumlov, located in scenic southern Bohemia along the banks of the Vltava River. The town was founded in the 13th century and has retained its former medieval character. Český Krumlov Castle is the second largest in the country after Prague Castle. It was also the seat of the powerful Rozmberk and Schwarzenberg families and now houses rich historical collections. In the castle gardens, you cannot miss the unique 18th century castle theatre. You will also have time to take a break in one of the many stylish and cosy pubs. During the winter season, lunch instead of the castle entrance fee will be included.

From Prague: Day Trip to Český Krumlov & Hluboká with Lunch

10. From Prague: Day Trip to Český Krumlov & Hluboká with Lunch

Explore the beautiful landscape of South Bohemia on this day trip to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the romantic neo-Gothic castle at Hluboká nad Vltavou. Paired with a delicious lunch in a famous local restaurant and Czech beer or local wine, this is a trip you won’t want to miss. From Prague, head with your English-speaking guide to Český Krumlov, a perfectly preserved Renaissance town that has been recognized by UNESCO for its heritage value. This lively cosmopolitan town has a unique atmosphere and is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and countryside. Dominated by the castle stretching over the Vltava River, Český Krumlov’s narrow cobbled streets are lined with ancient patrician houses. The streets are full of artists, music festivals, coffee shops, and ancient taverns.  After a 3-course tasting lunch in a charming and renowned local restaurant, you’ll visit the monumental castle, with its Baroque theater, astonishing view from the main tower, and castle moat. Later in the afternoon, travel to the nearby picturesque neo-Gothic Hluboká Castle, considered to be one of the most impressive in the Czech Republic. Located in a stunning park on top of the hill above the Vltava River and with richly decorated interiors, this is sure to be a highlight of your trip. After a full day of sightseeing, return to Prague for approximately 7 or 8 PM.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 682 reviews

Our guide, Viktor, was awesome! At the beginning I was a bit troubled because of the delay pick-up, but during the trip he explained why and it’s totally understandable - traffic! The entire trip afterwards was really fun, he told everything from the history, building, foods, culture and more. A bit short time at Cezky Budejovice, only 15-30 mins in the town square. But Cezky Krumlov was wonderful, the garden, the view, the city tour, the lunch and beer (!), and the castle tour! Worth the long journey, for sure. Totally happy and satisfied with the trip, thank you Viktor! - Diana & Naresh (from The Netherlands)

We took a couple hour drive with a group of 6 people along with our driver and tour guide. We were taken to this medieval-looking town which was BEAUTIFUL. Much of it was closed due to COVID; however, we still had a lovely experience. If you can- make it up to the top of the tower. You won’t regret all the steps it took to get to the breath-taking view!

We went on a day trip from Prague to the magnificent town of Cesky Krumlov. Viktor Dvorak from citytours.cz was our guide and we found him to be professional, kind, informative and a very nice and pleasant man. We would highly recommend him.

Excellent activity. The guide and driver Viktor, very well prepared and always willing to cooperate to make this activity a first class

Excellent knowledgeable guide. Beautiful and interesting village.